Los veranos cálidos y húmedos del suroeste de Florida tienen mucho en común con las condiciones de la selva tropical, menos la sombra de los árboles altos y, por supuesto, con menos lluvia total y no tan alta humedad. Por lo tanto, no es sorprendente que algunas de las hortalizas estándar en los jardines de verano de ECHO se hayan originado en las selvas tropicales y en las tierras bajas cálidas y húmedas. Otras hortalizas importantes se han originado en países donde quizás haya seis meses sin lluvia y seis meses que son como nuestros veranos. Para este documento, he elegido hortalizas que considero tienen una posibilidad razonablemente buena de producirse en el verano, aunque a veces todavía te decepcionan. ---TN#59



  1. 1/1/2009 Within a couple days after Bonnie and I arrived in Florida in June 1981 to assume my new role as founding CEO of ECHO, I began digging a garden. For an avid gardener used to the long winters “up north” this was an exciting adventure. I was going to grow flowers and vegetables year-round in the...
  2. 20/10/2014 El Banco de Semillas de Florida de ECHO ofrece una amplia variedad de cultivos útiles, muchos de los cuales naturalmente atraen a polinizadores (Fig. 3). Fomentar insectos beneficiosos en su huerto es un componente clave en la promoción de la biodiversidad, el control de plagas no deseadas y el...
  3. 1/3/2007 This book features both common and hard-to-find fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and bamboo for Southwest Florida. It includes fruiting trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, fruiting vines, brambles, tropical vegetables, herbs, spices, bamboo, tropical and subtropical fruit tree ripening chart,...
  4. 19/11/2014 The world relies on just five crops for more than 50 percent of their food intake.If anything happened to any one of these crops, millions would starve to death.In her presentation Penny will explain why it is important to select underutilized, nutritious crops, and learn everything you can about...
  5. If you cannot make it to the professional development classes at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, you can still download the materials to use in your classroom. Each course unitincludes handouts, resources, vocabulary lists, suggested homework activities, labs and other activities for the...
  6. Food diversity, nutritional food supply, and profitability are the priorities of agricultural and horticultural industries. To diversify vegetable products and increase the Florida vegetable industry’s competitiveness, several new vegetable crops are rapidly emerging in the state. For example,...
  7. 1/1/1997 Although Africa has fewer orchid species than the other tropical continents, some of the world's most spectacular, and increasingly popular, terrestrial orchids are found in Africa. This guide, covering sub-Saharan Africa, includes all plants available from nurseries and many that are being grown...
  8. 1/10/2017 Part deep-South, part subtropical, part Latin, part everywhere that its immigrants have come from, Florida is unique in its variety. And Florida's kitchens reflect this delicious diversity. In this collection you will find easy-to-follow recipes that range from the comforting to the fantastical....
  9. 1/1/1980 Though this book is intended for general use by persons without a technical background in the botanical sciences, every attempt has been made to keep it scienfigically accurate. Great reference book for the native plants of Florida.
  10. 1/1/1983 Lethal yellowing is a pandemic disease of coconut palm which has a high potential to become an international threat to palm trees. This publication looks at thesearch for a cause, where it has spread to, control and the biology.
  11. 1/1/1996 Offers advice for planning, planting, and caring for a vegetable garden, provides specific information for more than thirty of the most popular vegetables, and includes harvesting and storing tips.
  12. Vegetable gardening offers fresh air, sunshine, exercise, enjoyment, mental therapy, nutritious fresh vegetables, and economic savings, as well as many other benefits. Vegetables can be grown year-round in Florida if attention is paid to the appropriate planting dates. Planting dates and other...
  13. 1/1/1992 The vegetables listed in this publication can be divided into cool and warm season vegetables based on their optimum growing season and planting dates.
  14. The RARE FRUIT COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (RFCI), founded in 1955 with headquarters in Miami, Florida, is the premier organization dedicated to the education, introduction, & promotion of rare tropical fruits. Through close ties with botanical collections and horticultural research centers...
  15. A "Florida native plant" refers to a species occurring within the state boundaries prior to European contact, according to the best available scientific and historical documentation. Florida native plants include those species understood as indigenous, occurring in natural associations in...
  16. ECHO-Florida Field Trip Resources Continue the ECHO learning experience in your classroom or home! Explore these enrichment activities that are designed to engage students and support your curriculum. Each document contains a complete set of student materials, teacher answer keys, and resource...